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Vikings’ Adrian Peterson: Age ‘doesn’t apply to me’

By NFL.com Father Time is undefeated but Adrian Peterson doesn’t think it applies to him. The 29-year-old running back is confident that age won’t slow him down.

Source: National Football League

Peterson thinks Vikings would take a “heavy hit” by cutting him

By Mike Florio

At one point, it seemed that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson eventually will want to leave the team due to its chronic inability to complement his skills with a potent passing game and, in turn, wins. Given the ongoing devaluation of the tailback position and a more recent no-one-is-sacred vibe […]

Kluwe investigation results coming next week

By Mike Florio

This week, the Washington name controversy has stolen headlines from the sport of football. Next week, although on a lesser scale, Chris Kluwe’s allegations against the Vikings will take center stage again. According to Chris Tomasson and Seth Boster of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings expect to receive the […]

Adrian Peterson: Vikings would take ‘heavy hit’ if I left

By Hanzus, Dan Adrian Peterson wants to remain with the Minnesota Vikings for the foreseeable future, but he knows how the business works and how the Vikings have dealt with star players in recent years.

Source: National Football League

QB Competition? Vikings Not Naming Starter Now

By sdswanson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings brought back veteran Matt Cassel back to be the bridge to the quarterback they were bound to draft this year, and they mapped out the future by trading into the end of the first round to pick Teddy Bridgewater.

Retaining Cassel on a two-year […]

Zulgad: Vikings looking for Floyd to emerge in middle of defensive line

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings had three selections in the first round of the 2013 draft, two of whom made solid contributions as rookies.

Cornerback Xavier Rhodes, taken 25th with a pick obtained from Seattle in the Percy Harvin deal, saw more playing time as the season progressed and showed enough […]

Vikings Hope Speedy Rookie Also A Quick Study

By Jeff Wald

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Jerick McKinnon was the last of Minnesota’s 10 draft picks to sign his rookie contract.

That’s about the only race he wouldn’t win.

The Vikings took McKinnon in the third round out of Georgia Southern for his versatility, his vision and of course his speed. McKinnon […]

Mike Zimmer on quarterback decision: It won’t be for a while

By Josh Alper

All signs in Minnesota point toward Matt Cassel as the starting quarterback when the Vikings kick off the 2014 season, but the Vikings aren’t in any hurry to make that an official designation. Coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday that the competition between Cassel, first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder will […]

Zulgad: Polian’s plan would keep Bridgewater on the bench this season

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

The case was made in this space a month ago that the Vikings should exercise great patience when it comes to handing over the starting quarterback job to first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater.

The thought process in forming this opinion centered on a few factors.

Although Christian Ponder probably would have been a […]

Bridgewater: Gloves haven’t been this big since Michael Jackson

By Michael David Smith

Teddy Bridgewater sounds tired about talking about his gloves. But he tries to show good humor about it. Bridgewater, the Vikings’ rookie quarterback whose gloveless performance at his Pro Day caused his draft stock to drop, says he will wear gloves every time he plays for the rest of his […]